The Lifestyle

Recipe: Apple Cinnamon Walnut Brown Rice Farina

January 5, 2016

To ensure you’ve got the energy to tackle your new workout routine for 2016, start your day off with a healthy breakfast. To inspire you, this week’s healthy eating recipe is Apple Cinnamon Walnut Brown Rice Farina from Julia Mueller, food blogger of The Roasted Root. This quick, easy and delicious breakfast is loaded with fiber and complex carbohydrates to give you energy and the fat will keep you feeling full until lunchtime. Try it out and let us know what you think below!

Apple Cinnamon Walnut Brown Rice Farina 


  • 3-1/4 cups Water
  • 1 large Apple (I used Honeycrisp), peeled and finely chopped or shredded
  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Brown Rice Farina
  • ½ teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • ½ cup Walnuts, chopped
  • 5 tablespoons pure Maple Syrup (or to taste)*
  • Almond Milk, Coconut Milk, or regular Milk for serving

*You can also sweeten the brown rice farina with brown sugar if you don’t have pure maple syrup available


  1. Add the water and chopped apple to a pot and bring to a full boil. Boil gently for 5 to 8 minutes to soften the apple.
  2. Slowly stir in the brown rice farina, cinnamon, and walnuts, and stir consistently as the farina thickens. Continue cooking for 5 to 8 minutes, then add the maple syrup and stir to combine.
  3. Serve with almond milk, coconut milk, regular milk, and/or a dollop of yogurt on top.


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Gennis Lafayette, N.C.

Certified Holistic Nutrition Consultant

Bar Method Teacher, Palo Alto & San Mateo